• Do I Need DBT / Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

  • Do I need DBT?

    The best way to determine if Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is right for you is to contact us and schedule a time to speak with one of our intensively trained therapists. To get started, below is a list of common thoughts and experiences that are effectively and commonly treated through DBT. If you find yourself nodding yes to three or more of the statements below, you may find great benefit in DBT.

    • Do you experience yourself in thought patterns that reflect black or white thinking? “Things are ALWAYS one way or the other”,” Life will NEVER get better”. “I am forever on the receiving end of bad news….”
    • Do your moods shift and change in ways that leave you feeling like your emotions are in control and you are simply along for the painful ride?
    • Does it seem like life’s bad events simply don’t stop and that no matter how hard you try, something bad is going to happen?
    • Do you find yourself intentionally hurting yourself or considering killing yourself when you are upset or overwhelmed?
    • Do you find that if an important relationship is struggling, that you fear being left or abandoned? Does this create immense suffering for you?
    • Do you fear not knowing who you are? Wondering what your real values, beliefs or goals are?
    • Do you feel as if you have to perform yourself with others in order to be liked, loved or accepted?
    • Do you feel numb or disconnected from your day to day life, relationships or family?

    If you would like to find out more about our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at Awake and Aware contact us! (505) 503-7946